A Sweet Christmas

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! I've got a quick card to share with you today--a Christmas card, of course. ;)
I used the Viva la Verve December 2013 Week 2 Sketch for this card, and the only thing on it that isn't obvious is the red and white striped bg. All I did was emboss a square of kraft cs with a Candy Cane ef, then swiped red paint on the raised portion and used a white acrylic pen in the recessed areas. I didn't worry about covering all of it--I wanted it to look rustic. After that dried, I covered it with two coats of Distress Crackle Paint, then edged it with a silver leafing pen.
The inside is pretty simple. I used scissors for the pinked edging.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve December 2013 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge #49: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #189: Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow


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Unknown said...

Lots of great technique on your Christmas card! love the crackle and silver on the edges! Thank you for playing this week at 613 Avenue create!

Berni Cuttino said...

What a delightfully sweet card! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Debbie said...

Sweet card!! I love the candy cane-ish DP!!

Melissa Bove said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Leslie Miller said...

I love the look of your candy cane background! It honestly looks so much like real candy, and, therefore, your sentiment is the perfect choice. It fits so well in the banner. This is such a fabulous Christmas card, Cheryl!

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL inside and out! FAB papers, colors and LOVE the stitching! Merry Christmas my friend!!!

Marlena M. said...

I love the look of the embossed stripes~it really pops!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, neat idea with the candy cane background and like your use of the text paper!